Rehearsing the Future

22/6 2017 5:30 pm

5.30 pm
Performing Labour Power
Performance with Robert Rizo by Romana Schmalisch / Robert Schlicht
30min., 2017

6 pm
Rehearsing the Future
Talk with Sabeth Buchmann, Kai van Eikels, Romana Schmalisch / Robert Schlicht

Rehearsing the Future critically reflects on collective and performative practices used in businesses that claim to represent participatory dynamics and strategies of conflict removal.

Subjectivity, creativity and individuality, but also professionality and flexibility are increasingly being demanded on the labour market – with massive impacts on body and psyche. The adoption of methods of corporate theatre and other performative and speculative methods of problem solving – especially techniques of improvisation and virtuosity – will be critically examined during this discussion.

Language: English
Location: Heuer am Karlsplatz

In cooperation with the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Discursive Program

What will the world of work look like tomorrow? How can one act today in order to question the conceptions of capitalism, of de-regulation as well as geographical and gender-related separations of work? How can alternatives be addressed and shaped?

Wed 21/6, 8 pm: Working the Body

Thu 22/6, 5.30 pm: Performing Labour Power

Thu 22/6, 6 pm: Rehearsing the Future

Fri 1/9, 6 pm: Ergonomic Futures

Wed 6/9, 6 pm: Living Labour / Working Life

Thu 7/9, 6 pm: Re-Organizing Work